New Phishing Scam Uses a Sick Tactic

Phishing campaigns have been rising in popularity for some time now, even as some traditional forms of spam have seen a decline. This has led to some particularly malicious attacks, including some that have led to massive security breaches. Recently …

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February Spam Roundup

With winter mostly behind us and spring on the way, spammers and scammers are warming up along with the weather. Here’s a look at the top spam headlines from February. GMail Gets Tough on Spam http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/02/25/gmail-gets-tough-on-spam-with-unsubscribe-button/ Apple Suggests a New …

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Judge’s Decision Could Open Door for Spammers in UK

The UK’s Information Commissioner is warning that a recent decision by a judge refusing to let a marketing company be fined for sending millions of spam messages could open the floodgates on unsuspecting Brits. The company, Tetrus Telecoms, was originally …

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LinkedIn Is Tricking Users Into Spamming Their Friends

LinkedIn has rapidly become a popular social network for professionals who are interested in more than mere socializing. It’s become the go-to site for networking and job hunting. Despite its popularity though, the site has come under fire for its …

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We live in a world of social networking. It’s a fact. And those in the business world understand the value of networking, period. It’s kill or be killed, folks; you eat what you kill; and about a million other platitudes …

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Consumers Harder Than Ever for Spammers to Reach

New research has revealed that today’s consumers are harder than ever for spammers to reach, thanks to being increasingly spam savvy and ever improving spam filters and tools like GMail’s tabbed inbox that places all promotional emails in a separate section, …

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Gmail Introduces New Tool to Cut Down on Spam

Promotional emails like newsletters and flyers can be both a blessing and a curse. Done right, they can help your business grow and nurture a loyal customer base. Done wrong, they can get you blacklisted and be a waste of …

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Guess Which Country Hosts the Most Malware?

I was recently reading the Anti-Phishing WorkGroup’s most recent report on Phishing Activity Trends (new window, PDF,) which covers Q3 2013. Imagine my surprise when I found that of all the countries that host phishing sites, compromised websites, malware and …

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Fanbox Spam Scheme Returns

We’ve discussed Fanbox several times here in the past, and when we did it generated a lot of feedback. Fanbox started out billing itself as an online chat, word processor and storage service (think Google Docs/Drive/Messenger), but quickly earned the …

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New Zealand Company Hit With Spam Violation

A New Zealand marketing company has been hit with a $120,000 fine for spamming. Auckland-based Image Marketing Group was found in violation of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act by the New Zealand Internal Affairs Department. According to their investigation, IMG …

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